Sunday, June 27, 2010

Green Day Feat. Melissa on vocals @ Parc des Princes, Paris June 20 2010

Green Day @ Parc des Princes
Paris June 20 2010
an all generations show

After playing Bercy a few months ago ( click for review, Pics & Video), The tiny Trabendo (click for...) & L'Album de la Semaine TV show for Canal+; Green Day is back in Paris.
This time for the Stadium Tour @ the Paris St Germain football team homeplace Le Parc des Princes.
As you can see on the Pic below there are still a few seats left in the back but the rest of the stalls (on both sides) is packed.
Once again with Green Day it's a VERY early start (8:00Pm) so I'm 45 min late.
I can't believe what I'm seeing, it is the shittest stage I have EVER seen in a stadium. There are a couple of small backdrops on the sides and a couple of screens and... That's it.
Complete crap compare to MUSE, AC/DC or U2 ( click for Pics of these shows).

The music is... what it is, a funny power pop, Billy is always running, making the audience sing all the time (OOoohhs & AAaahhs ).
Massive response from the kids in the pit, in the stalls where i'm seating it's all age everyone jumping up & down to the music.
Lots of hits & catchy tunes and a few average songs too.
As usual Billy is having a couple of people on stage to sing with him (see video here) giving away his guitar to one of them ( see end of video).
A few pyrotechnics & flames all along the gig, too bad it started so early as we only get the full light show after 2/3 of the show.
So it was like seeing the headlining band with the same conditions as the opening acts on that shitty stage.
They've done extracts from a few covers, including GNR's "Sweet child O mine", AC/DC's "Highway to Hell" and a few others ("stand by Me", "Shout"...)
They had a girl from the audience call Melissa to sing with them on "Longview" (here on video) maybe not the best singer but that teenager girl has turned the Parc des princes upside down with her inner-power.
A bit annoying when they're streching out songs to have the people sing or clap their hands.
SETLIST (from Green Day france):
Song of the Century
21st Century Breakdown
Know Your Enemy
East Jesus Nowhere
The Static Age
Give Me Novacaine
Are We The Waiting
St. Jimmy
Boulevard Of Broken Dreams
Nice guys finish last
Geek stink breath
Hitchin' a ride
Welcome to paradise
Sweet Child of Mine/Highway to Hell
Basket Case
King For A Day
Shout (The Isley Brothers cover ) / I Can't Get no Satisfaction/Hey Jude
21 Guns
American Idiot
Jesus of Suburbia
Tell me when it's time to say I love you
Wake me up when september ends
Good Riddance (Time of your life)

Very long concert, they're on stage for 2h50 min
A average/good show, it's much better to see them indoor.

Melissa "singing" with Green Day on " Longview":

Rock on Baby !